Deulofeo, Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Brue
1900 - Born on January 1st in Girona, Spain. Spanish-born bandleader who popularized the rumba in America.
1928 - Cugat finally got his break when he and his band secured a job at the prestigious Coconut Grove nightclub.
1929 - Married his second wife Carmen Castillo.
1936-1949 - He starred in the movies "Neptune's Daughter", "A Date with Judy", "On an Island with You", "Luxury Liner", "This Time for Keeps", "Holiday in Mexico", "Bathing Beauty", "Two Girls and a Sailor", "The Heat's On", "Stage Door Canteen", "You Were Never Lovelier" and "Go West Young Man".
- Married his third wife, Lorraine Allen.
1952 - He married the actress, Abbe Lane.
1966 - Married the singer, Charo on August 7th.
1971 - After suffering a stroke, Xavier Cugat retired.
1990 - Died on October 27th in Barcelona, Spain due to heart failure.
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